PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition for Mature Students. Students who are 18 years of age or older and have been out of school for at least one year are eligible for mature PLAR.
Grade 9 & 10 credits:
Students who have been out of school for at least one year and are 18 years of age or older are eligible for PLAR. Students are able to gain equivalency credits for grade 9 and 10 courses by completing subject specific assessments; up to 16, grade 9 and 10 credits can be obtained.
Grade 11 & 12 credits:
Previous employment, training, and education programs are assessed for equivalency credits based on Ministry of Education criteria. Mature students are required to complete an application for assessment for Grade 11 and 12 credits. Supporting documentation such as transcripts, certificates, letter from employer must accompany the application.
Students should consult their Department Head for more information.